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RL Restaurant

4.8
6193 Reviews
$50 and over
American
A Special Message to our Guests.
Thank you for choosing RL Restaurant for your dinner reservation. Tables are reservation only for a two-hour time period, we do not accept walk-ins, and we no longer accept cash payments. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the table.

Located adjacent to the Ralph Lauren Chicago flagship store on Michigan Avenue, RL Restaurant features the vision and décor of Ralph Lauren in a modern club atmosphere.

RL Restaurant offers classic American cuisine inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal favorites. Seasonal dishes range from a chopped vegetable salad to a lobster roll sandwich, grilled fish of the day and steaks. On the cocktail list, guests can choose from classic drinks and a diverse selection of wines and other fine spirits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6193 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLaurenR
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dined outdoors on a chilly afternoon. Food and service were outstanding.
The heaters need to be spaced better. It was freezing at our table, while the folks at the table closest to the heater were able to loosen their outer wear.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about this place. Delicious food, service was impeccable. We had the most amazing table in the bar right by fireplace. Was romantic and so fun. Bartender was terrific! Will come back again and again!

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vipClow
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was not hot
French fries were terrible- used to be the best in town!
Servers always great

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vipTerriS
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience, waiter was wonderful.

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vipToddT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. An unpretentious menu of favorites that are prepared and staged perfectly.

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Wayo
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Al, who took care of us, was great. Love to come here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Special birthday dinner. Our waiter was a bit snooty. Menu selections not what I remembered. Love this restaurant though- the decor is so beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lit experience. Maybe add a limited brunch offering.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was good. The food was excellent.

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Matt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary brunch sand everything about our visit was perfect. Food, service, setting could not have been better.

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JohnD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is a must do when visiting Chicago, and we never miss.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RL is an amazing restaurant. The food, staff, service and ambiance are A+++.

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vipMizeandFriends
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during the COVID era—RL’s somehow manages to maintain its one of a kind ambience and classy service.

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KatieS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great meal and a great time. We will be back.

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vipAySa
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place for lunch when in Chicago. Need to try the one in NYC when I get back there.

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vipddiverone
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the red snapper blackened it was my first time trying red snapper it was cooked to perfection ,the spinach was sauteed just right, the salad was so fresh, the juice in the Mai Tai was refreshing and the brownie was so moist this is how food suppose to be cooked.

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BandD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster rolls brought back fond memories of Maine.

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vipSherrieP
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We heard that this place was a great brunch spot, but when we arrived they do not have any breakfast items. They were accommodating and offered a create your own omelette and a few other options, but I think we really missed the good brunch experience by not ordering something from the main menu.

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best, forget his name...but he was just the best!

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LuisaM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff really nice. I’ll definitely come back.

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vipAKA1994
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food and drinks were good. We ordered the kale salad with salmon and crab cakes and fries. We also ordered the Bottle of Prosecco.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty, comfortable, and enjoyable dining experience.

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vipFabulousAsAlways
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at RL! And our waiter, Peter, is THE BEST! Thanks for a great afternoon!

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Rach214
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The servers were rushed off their feet, so service was not attentive. Understandable given the current times. The food was bland- not up to par with what I usually find here. They usually serve bread as well- none of that this time. All in all, not like before, but hopefully that’s just a temporary pandemic thing. The ambiance is a great, as were the drinks, so I would certainly go back. The staff were also great, they just didn’t have the bandwidth to do themselves justice.

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vipRitaD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Call ahead if you want coconut cake!
Birthday girl had the incredible RL Burger with bacon and cheddar while I had Chicken Milanese that had a wonderfully tasty and crunchy breading encasing a surprisingly tender chicken breast. The accompanying side salad was perfect. We sat outside and while the weather was a bit nippy, the heat lamps took away the chill and made for a perfect night. Although there was no coconut cake, the server brought us a fudgy rum brownie that was a perfect substitute. Apparently, because of Covid, the coconut cake's presence is sporadic - server said to call ahead - which we will!

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vipAndreaB
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The skirt steak is a big one and I got the Brussel sprouts (w bacon) on the side. The BEST was the lobster bisque. A must!

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vipdonnay
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy RL dining. Even under the most challenging COVID circumstances, the food was incredibly fresh, appealing and delicious. My friend and I enjoyed a long lovely lunch.
Can't wait to return.

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vipgoodrow72
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sitting outside by the street. So it was a bit noisy, even though there is a line of bushes shielding us from the street. But the food and service were excellent! Lots of lobster in the lobster roll. Delicious!

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michelm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Nice outdoor ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience and excellent service / food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting college daughter

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vipThomasR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at RL was outstanding. The outdoor dining was perfect on a gorgeous Fall evening with heating lamps available as the night cooled. The service was terrific; from the precautions taken for dining guests to the knowledgeable and helpful suggestions made for wine and entrees. Spot on. Going back soon and making my reservations on OpenTable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Honestly the food was amazing. Our server was so good at what he does. We booked late and got seating outside. Which I didn’t mind assuming they had heaters. But their heaters did not work. Honestly I went and stood by it and barely felt any heat. So for spending $200.00 the whole not having good heaters, kinda sucked.

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RitaI
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT! even during Covid. Tables spaced properly, everyone wearing masks

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in Chicago.

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vipJOSH
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

RL is one of the very few places in Chicago to enjoy excellent liver, bacon suggest an addition of mashed potatoes and a green veg....yum!

FAQs

RL Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 475-1100.

RL Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 6193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.